Your organization was perfect for us !! I had prepared myself for some "African" delays or "African" miscommunication, but none of this. Taxi was always perfect on time! The transport was comfortable and adapted to our large group!
We had a super trip. Very well organized. We enjoyed! Ethiopia is a beautiful country.
We had a great trip, greatly enjoyed everything we have seen and done. We have done a lot and because of the super good service we always received, it was nevertheless very relaxed and cozy.
We have a very nice and beautiful trip to Ethiopia with Yared Tour & travel. Very good drivers, good food en route and good camping equipment, good jeeps. Our expectation has been exceeded with Yared travel, they have put together a nice program in consultation with us, highlights were for us the Arte Ale volcano and the Dalol plain
Day 1: Trek to Daga Kaga village
After breakfast, we will drive from Mango Campsite near Turmi, to Arkale village (1 hour) which is the starting point of your trek. Our walk, which is a total of 16km, follows a traditional Hamar path through the bush, giving you the chance to meet tribespeople in their ochre paints and colourful beads on route to market.
Day 2: Hike through the highlands to Kufuri village
The day begins with a morning bunno blessing and after breakfast you will climb the highest peak of a nearby mountain which connects Hamar with neighbouring Arbore tribe. You will have a breath-taking view of Waito valley and river. After this we trek along the mountain ridge and deeper into traditional tribal life. Here there is very little trace of the outside world.
Day 3: Trek to Buska, discover an ancient forest and the origin of Hamar
It is said that all Hamar people originally came from Buska which is a fertile, and well-watered mountainous area in the north of Hamar. To reach this remote highlander community, we set-off on a pleasant 18km hike through hilltop meadows and forests enjoying rustic scenery along the way. You will notice that crops are more abundant here and we will stop so you can join in with seasonal activities such as harvesting or ploughing land by oxen.
How to get there?
This trip can be done as a weekend trip from Addis Abeba. You could do this by car, bus or plane, however then there will be extra travel time. This trip is also possible to incorporate in a complete journey through the South of Ethiopia. The easiest route would be from Jinka or Arba Minch via Konso to Turmi.